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Intro to Backend

via Udacity


This course is a selection of material from our larger Web Development course.

This course presents an overview of a variety of Web backend topics: handling user input, producing templated output, storing information in databases and data stores, and building systems with secure user accounts.


  • Forms and Inputs
    • How do web sites handle user input?,Build HTML forms and the validation and escaping logic needed to handle user input correctly.
  • Templates
    • How do web sites produce neatly formatted output for users to see?
  • Databases
    • How do web sites store data?,Use both SQL databases and the Google App Engine datastore in this program.
  • User Accounts & Security
    • What's a cookie and what does it have to do with logging in a user?,How do web sites use cookies, passwords, and other components to provide security?

Taught by

Steve Huffman


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